St Margaret’s, Middle Chinnock and St Mary’s, West Chinnock form part of a larger group of seven local parishes (a Benefice) known as the Ham Hill Villages Benefice. The other five parishes are Chiselborough, Montacute, Norton sub Hamdon, Odcombe, Stoke sub Hamdon. The position of Benefice Rector is currently vacant and there are two other permanent part-time Ministers: an Associate Vicar and an Associate Priest. The usual monthly pattern of services for St Margaret’s and St Mary’s is shown below, although this pattern may change at special seasons such as Christmas and Easter and on special days e.g. Remembrance Sunday.
This pattern is not in place at the moment due to the Covid-19 special measures. To see what the churches are currently offering please go to the Services this Month page.
1st Sunday 9.30am Middle Chinnock Common Worship (parish communion)
1st Sunday 6.30pm West Chinnock Evening Praise (an informal service) odd months only
2nd Sunday* 8.00am West Chinnock Prayer Book Communion (traditional service)
3rd Sunday 8.00am Middle Chinnock Prayer Book Communion (traditional service)
3rd Sunday 4.00pm West Chinnock Family Service
4th Sunday 9.30am West Chinnock Common Worship (parish communion)
5th Sunday 10.00am one service for the whole Benefice held in turn at different parishes
*service temporarily suspended while there is no full time Rector
For further details about the churches and the Benefice, including who’s who and what’s on visitwww.hamhillchurches.org